How To Rip DVD

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As of this writing, this is the following setup:

For Windows, just download DVD Decrypter and HandBrake

For Linux: (Basic knowledge of sudo, Package Manager, Wine, and VirtualBox is required)

You need two OS, one for DVD decryption and the other for encoding the decrypted DVD video. You may install Oracle VirtualBox under the host system, and run the guest OS within VirtualBox. Alternatively, you may dual-boot Linux Mint 8 and 9. The reason why two OS is because HandBrake only runs up to Ubuntu 9.10 (not later). Linux Mint 8 is a derivative of Ubuntu 9.10.

NOTE: Starting with the 0.9.5 version on January 2011, HandBrake is now capable of running from Ubuntu 9.10 or later (so the procedures below is more of a documentation only).

Thus, you could have

a) Linux Mint 9 with Wine and DVD Decrypter (host)

1. Install Wine (courtesy: Ubuntuforums)
2. Run SetupDVDDecrypter_3.5.4.0.exe
3. Start DVD Decrypter from the Wine menu
4. Open Preferences and choose ASPI in the I/O tab

b) Linux Mint 8 (or Ubuntu 9.10) with HandBrake (guest)

Make sure to install Guest Additions under VirtualBox so you can make use of shared folders between host and guest OS.

To access a shared host folder from the guest OS, enter

mount -t vboxsf sharename mountpoint

Example: mount -t vboxsf videos /mnt

Done!

Update:

You can also use GNOME’s Brasero (included by default in Ubuntu) or K9Copy (for KDE). Then, you can use the Windows application Super to convert it to MKV, MP4, etc.

Update 2:

Wikipedia has a list of DVD ripper software. DVDFab for Windows which also runs under WINE in Linux easily rips Disney’s FastPlay scheme. Unfortunately, DVDFab is included in FFmpeg Hall of Shame.

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